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Fall 2017



Meet Sylvie! District 1 Profile, p. 2-3

Celebrating Public Libraries

Library Programs See inside for a full listing of Library programs at your branch this Fall!

SDG Reads

Lawrence Hill Visit, p. 7

SD&G Teens Library News for Teens, p. 9

Attend an Open House, p. 2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SD&G County Library Navigator Fall 2017

CONTRIBUTORS: Alison Rowley Ceilie Servais Christine Savage Donna McMillan Jenna Lamarche Kelly DeJong Madame Larocque Susan Wallwork Sylvie Juteau Sylvie Legault & all the staff at the SD&G County Library


MakerSpace Programming in District 1 By Jenna Lamarche, District Supervisor, District 1 - Chesterville, Crysler, Finch, South Mountain, and Winchester Branches

You’ve probably heard the term ‘makerspace’ at some point during your Library experience. Perhaps you’ve seen the word while browsing our website, or heard it from Library staff during a visit to your local branch. The term defines a place where people of all ages can gather and partake in different types of DIY experiences. Makerspaces provide hands-on learning, while fostering critical thinking, creativity, and confidence. In District 1, we are embracing the idea of the Library as a MakerSpace! We’ve implemented a variety of maker activities in our programming and continue to seek new ways of introducing our maker culture to patrons of all ages. We work hard to provide meaningful maker experiences for everyone, from preschoolers to grandparents! Our South Mountain, Chesterville, and Finch branches offer weekly knitting clubs for adults looking to get crafty in a traditional way. With the help of our Friends, the Crysler Branch has started offering ‘Paint Dates’ for teens hoping to discover their inner Picasso. At the Winchester Branch, we offer weekly opportunities for children to gather and get creative. Winchester’s ‘Monday Morning Storytimes’ introduce preschoolers to arts and crafts, while our popular ‘MiniMakers’ program entertains school-aged children with an amazing variety of maker projects including robotics, cardboard castles, and paper volcanoes! There’s a lot of effort that goes into planning a maker program, but the positive outcomes are always worth the time and sweat. We take pride in being THE place in SDG where people can come together and create. Gather your friends and join us - we can’t wait to see what you’ll make!

Canadian Public Library Month - Celebrating Libraries! By Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian

October is always an exciting month for libraries - it’s a full month dedicated to celebrating everything that public libraries bring to their communities. From traditional services such as readers’ advisory and borrowing print materials, to newer informational resources such as gaming and 3D printers, the SD&G County Library is excited to showcase all we have going on. And we certainly have a lot to celebrate! We continue to develop our collections, including new resources like our Mobile Internet Hotspots, and participation in programs like our SDG Reads is growing. As well, we’re always looking for ways to connect to our communities - whether it’s new initiatives such as paint nights and outreach to community groups, to those tried and true practices such as storytimes and book clubs. Our connections to the community make the Library a truly wonderful place to be! Canadian Public Library Month isn’t just about the resources we offer though. It’s also about celebrating those visitors that value and use our services. It’s an opportunity for Library staff to say “thank you” to those individuals that come in to see us; whether to borrow materials, attend a program, or use informational resources in branch. All our patrons help to make the Library an important part of our communities. This October, all our branches are offering a range of celebratory activities to welcome new and old patrons into the Library. We’ve got Open Houses scheduled to showcase all of our resources, as well as special programs such as our author visits and contests. Join us at any of our branches and help share in the celebrations!

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Meet the Staff : Sylvie Legault, LSA - Crysler Branch How long have you been with the SD&G County Library? I have been working at the Crysler Branch for seven years. I started in August 2010. Vous travaillez avec la bibliothèque des comtés unis de SD&G depuis combien de temps? Je travaille à la succursale de Crysler depuis sept ans, soit depuis août 2010. What do you love the most about working at the Library? I have worked close to people most of my life and I love having regular contact with patrons. I enjoy the fact that a library is a positive place and patrons are usually happy to be here, especially if they have ordered a book they are particularly thrilled to receive, their museum pass arrived at just the right moment, or they have attended a program we offered that they really enjoyed! Qu’aimez-vous le plus de votre travail à la bibliothèque? J’ai travaillé auprès des gens presque toute ma vie, j’aime avoir des contacts régulier avec les clients. J’apprécie le fait que la bibliothèque soit un endroit positif. Les clients sont habituellement heureux d’y être, spécialement s’ils ont reçu un livre qu’ils attendaient depuis quelque temps, ou que le laissez-passer pour un musée arrive juste au bon moment, ou lorsqu’ils ont profité pleinement d’une activité que nous avons organisée! If you could tell people one thing about the SD&G County Library, what would it be? I would tell them that even if our branch here in Crysler is on the small side, our services are monumental because we can request items from our fifteen facilities. We offer the latest in technology, we offer numerous programs and our online services are growing continuously! Si vous n’aviez qu’une chose à dire au sujet de la bibliothèque des comtés unis de SD&G, que diriez-vous? Je dirais que notre petite succursale fait partie d’une grande bibliothèque qui en compte quinze, d’où nous pouvons emprunter des livres ou autres articles. Je dirais aussi que nous offrons les nouveautés technologiques, que nous offrons de multiples programmes et que nos services en ligne sont en constante croissance. What are you reading right now? I am reading Trois jours et une vie by Pierre Lemaître, a story about a whole town mourning for a child who has disappeared and the distress of the boy who is responsible for the disappearance. Que lisez-vous en ce moment? Je suis en train de lire Trois jours et une vie de Pierre Lemaître. Ce roman raconte l’histoire de la population entière d’un village qui pleure la disparition d’un enfant. On est également témoin de la grande détresse du garçon qui est responsable de cette disparition.

Congratulations to our Staff! In 2017, some of our staff were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the Library through the SDG Counties ‘Long Term Service Awards’. As well, we said goodbye to a couple of long term staff, as they retired from the Library. Congratulations to Kathy, Linda, Peggy, and Ruth - thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm for the SD&G County Library!

Linda, LSA, Ingleside Branch 20 years of service

Kathy, LSA, Finch Branch 10 years of service

Peggy, LSA, South Mountain Branch 20 years of service & retirement

Ruth, LSA, Morewood Branch 26 years of service & retirement


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Stormont Avonmore


Adult Colouring Book Night, Tuesday September 5, 7:00pm Sharpen your pencils and join Kelly for some stress relieving adult colouring. No experience necessary, just come and show your creativity while enjoying some coffee and great conversation.

Fun and Games, Tuesday October 17, 3:00-8:00pm Join us to play an old-fashioned board game or card game. Or you can kick it up a notch and play the Xbox One and try out a “Minecraft” challenge.

After School at the Library, every Thursday beginning September 7- December 21, 4:30pm Join Kelly for a fun story, craft and activity. For children 4-12 years old.

Kids Colouring Book Night, Thursday October 19, 4:00-8:00pm Calling all young artists to drop-in to colour a beautiful art piece that will decorate the branch until the end of the month.

SDG Reads - Walking to Running Fitness Lesson, Thursday September 14, 7:00pm Are you ready for some Fall fitness? Join us to meet with a fitness instructor who will give you tips to stay fit over the Fall and through the Winter. She will teach you the basics of beginner running and how to get to the finish line. Fire Safety Night, Thursday September 21, 7:00pm Get the best fire evacuation training around and participate in a mock fire drill. Meet the Avonmore Volunteer Firefighters and get a hands-on look at some of their specialized equipment. LEGO Club, Tuesdays, September 26, October 31 & November 28, 3:00-8:00pm Join other “Master Builders” as they create LEGO masterpieces that will be on display in the branch for the entire month. ABC Club, Thursdays, September 28, October 26 & November 30, 6:30pm The Adult Book Club is always looking for new members. If you are looking to expand your reading list, make new friends and eat great food, then this is the club for you! Speak to branch staff for more information. Nintendo Switch Teen Gaming Night, Tuesday October 10, 3:00-8:00pm Unleash the gamer inside by trying out our Nintendo Switch! The Avonmore Branch is the place to be to - bring a friend for a fun night of challenges.

Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Friday October 20, 1:00-4:00pm A Library card is the only card you need in your wallet! If you don’t have one, come get one and you’ll see why. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. FEAR FACTOR!, Tuesday October 24, 7:00pm Calling all Teens, 12-14 years old! Are you as brave as you think you are? Come to the Avonmore Branch and find out. Code Heroes, Thursday November 16, 6:30-8:00pm Join Kelly from Code Heroes and learn how to create your own computer game. Registration is necessary - contact branch staff to reserve your spot. In partnership with Code Heroes.

Decorate the Avonmore Branch, Thursday December 14, 4:00-8:00pm Come to the branch and make a Christmas decoration for the Christmas tree. Help Kelly get the branch ready for a visit from Santa. (Your decoration will be ready to bring home on December 21). Santa Storytime, Tuesday December 19, 7:00pm It’s that time of year again! Santa will be visiting the branch to read a bedtime story to all his friends. Come with your last-minute wish lists for Santa and he’ll be sure to remember you on Christmas morning.

My Library Story: Connections to the SD&G County Library “I have held a library card to many different libraries through my life, Cornwall, Ottawa and Winnipeg to name a few, and I have never received the kind of service I receive from the Long Sault Branch. I have always lived in a rural area but thought that I would read all the books in a year at a small rural library so I would buy a membership to a big city library. Now for free membership, Long Sault has proved me wrong by finding any book I want to read and ordering it for me.” ~ Long Sault Patron

Programs presented by the SD&G County Library encourage children, teens, and adults to discover the magic of reading in their lives. Programs also offer a great way to meet people! Children aged five and under attending a program must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver; brothers and sisters of those who attend Library programs may also attend, with the same stipulation. La bibliothèque des comtés unis de SD&G présente des programmes pour enfants, ados et adultes afin de faire découvrir la magie de la lecture. La participation à ces programmes offre une bonne occasion de rencontre pour les gens de la communauté! Les enfants âgés de 5 ans ou moins devront être accompagnés d’un adulte lorsqu’ils participent ou accompagnent d’autres enfants participant aux programmes de la bibliothèque.

Stormont Crysler


Club de lecture Francophone, les jeudis 7 septembre et 9 novembre, 18h30 Joignez-vous au groupe pour de belles découvertes de lectures et des discussions passionnées. Bienvenue aux nouveaux membres!

Teen BINGO, October 8-16, during open hours For Teen Read Week, play our Library Bingo and have a chance to win a 3D Print of your choice! Bingo cards available at the beginning of the month.

English Book Club, Tuesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 6:30pm Join us for great reads and passionate discussions. New members are always welcome!

Ados, à vos pinceaux!, le samedi 18 novembre, 10h30 Activité pour jeunes de 10 à 14 ans du genre Paint Nite. Réservation requise.

Fête du drapeau franco-ontarien, le lundi 25 septembre, 10h00-13h00 Habillez-vous en vert et blanc et venez voir notre sélection de livres d’auteurs franco-ontariens. Franco-Ontarian Flag Day, Monday September 25, 10:00am-1:00pm Dress in green and white, and discover our book selection by Franco-Ontarian authors. Portes ouvertes à l'occasion du mois des bibliothèques publiques canadiennes, le jeudi 5 octobre, pendant les heures d’ouverture Venez célébrer avec nous et apprécier nos récentes rénovations! Vous pourrez obtenir de l'information sur la gamme de services que nous offrons. De plus vous pourrez voir notre imprimante 3-D en pleine action. Un léger goûter sera servi. En partenariat avec Les amis de la bibliothèque de Crysler.

Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Thursday October 5, during open hours Join us as we celebrate our newly renovated branch! Learn about our services and check out the 3D Printer that will be onsite. Refreshments will be served. In partnership with The Friends of the Crysler Library. BINGO pour ados, du 8 au 16 octobre, pendant les heures d’ouverture Dans le cadre de la semaine de la lecture pour ados, jouez au bingo de bibliothèque et courez la chance de gagner un article qui sera imprimé avec notre imprimante 3D! Venez chercher votre carte au début du mois!

En partenariat avec Les amis de la bibliothèque de Crysler.

Teen Paint Date at the Library!, Saturday November 18, 10:30am Youngsters from 10 to 14 years old are invited to create a work of art in the Paint Nite style. All supplies will be provided. Reservations are required. In partnership with The Friends of the Crysler Library.

Faites revivre vos trésors, le samedi 2 décembre, 10h30 Laissez Stephanie St Pierre de St.Pierre-McAllister Appraisals vous montrer comment vous pouvez prendre de vieux meubles, cadres, bibelots ou autres trésors et leur donner une nouvelle vie. Repurposing Your Treasures, Saturday December 2, 10:30am Stephanie St Pierre from St.Pierre-McAllister Appraisals will show you how to keep old furniture, picture frames, trinkets or other treasures by giving them a second life. Rencontre et échange du temps des fêtes, le lundi 11 décembre, 11h00-12h30 Joignez-vous à nous pour une activité d'artisanat pour adultes ainsi qu'un repas-partage. Apportez un plat à partager et créez une décoration de Noël. Holiday Mingle, Monday December 11, 11:00am-12:30pm Join us for an adult craft and potluck. Bring a food item to share and make a seasonal craft to take home. Conte de Noël collectif, du 18 au 23 décembre, pendant les heures d’ouverture Voyez où peut nous mener une histoire lorsque des mots imposés sont ajoutés! Collective Christmas Story, December 18-23, during open hours See what can happen to a story when imposed words are added!



Adult Variety Pack, every second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00-8:00pm Want to socialize and try out different activities? Come to Finch’s Adult Variety Pack! Each adult will take turns leading a program – host’s choice! Ideas include a gypsy theme, a drawing night, and a scavenger hunt. Please see the branch staff for more details. Wild & Woolly, Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm Wild & Woolly Knitters meet every Thursday to work on projects and socialize. All levels welcome – and the coffee is always on! Please bring your yarn and needles/crochet hooks. Teen Read Week Cake Decorating, Tuesday October 10, 6:00-8:00pm Decorate a mini cake in connection to your favourite teen read! Completed cakes will be on display at our Open House on October 17. Supplies provided - let’s get creative! For ages 12-17. Finch Book Talk - The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, Thursday October 12, during open hours We’re reading our SDG Reads 2017 selection! Books are available for pick-up as of September 21. Stop by the branch on October 12 to briefly discuss the book before attending our Author Event in Avonmore later that evening!

Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Tuesday October 17, 4:30-7:00pm Come check us out! Learn about what the Library offers and enjoy refreshments. Get a peek at one of the Library’s 3D Printers and see it in action! This is a Bring A Friend event - those who bring a friend that does not have a Library membership will have their name entered in a draw to win a prize! 3rd Annual Art Show, Tuesday November 14, 6:00-8:00pm Join us and enjoy various works of art! Mingle with local artists and learn a few tips and tricks. Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Christmas for Kids, Tuesday December 5, 6:00-8:00pm We’re having a Kids Christmas Party! We’ll have ‘Minute to Win It’ games, classic Christmas stories and a hot chocolate bar! Registration required. Christmas for Grown-Ups, Thursday December 14, 11:00am-1:30pm Our annual Christmas Party and Potluck is back! Bring a delicious dish to share and enjoy a holiday craft for adults. Registration is required.


Stormont Ingleside


Local Artisan Series Stop by the branch for a chance to view the work of local artists! Each month a different artist will be featured. Knitting Club, Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm Join us for an evening of laughter, discussion, to exchange patterns, learn new techniques and Skype with fellow knitters worldwide. Swedish Weaving, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00pm An afternoon of fellowship, laughter and to learn a lost art form. Wednesday Artisans, Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00pm Meet with fellow artists, paint and create together. LEGO & Maker Club, Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm Drop by the branch and check out one of our MakerSpace Kits or build with LEGO. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ingleside Library.

MakerSpace Fun, Tuesdays, starting September 12, 4:00pm Students can try out some of our awesome MakerSpace kits each week including LEGO Mindstorms, littleBits, and Ozobots. Come out and test your “maker” skills. Art Show, Wednesday September 13, 6:30pm View the artwork of Stephen Larin of Ingleside and paint with his colleagues including Kelty McGinnis, Carol Walsh, Gloria Brown, Brian Thomas, Cathy Rozon, and Jean McCormick. Refreshments will be served. Code Heroes - Game Making, Wednesdays, September 20 – October 11, 4:30pm This four-week program is designed to be a fun way to help children engage in technology. Space is limited and registration is required. A small fee will be charged. Book Club, Thursdays, September 21, October 19, November 23, December 21, 6:30pm Love it or hate it, come and discuss it! Meet other book lovers and participate in a lively discussion!

Fall Storytime Series, Wednesdays, September 27 – October 25, 10:30am Join us for stories, games, and crafts. For preschool aged children with a caregiver. Adult Paint Days, Saturdays, September 30, October 21, November 18 & December 16, 11:00am Register at the branch for beginner level classes and enjoy a creative morning learning new techniques. A small fee will be charged to cover supplies. Artist Meet and Greet – Gloria Brown, Wednesday October 18, 6:30pm Stop by the branch to meet Gloria and learn about her inspiration, her training and see her work. Public Library Month Open House & Author Visit - Maggie Wheeler, Wednesday October 25, 6:30pm “The Seaway Valley’s Queen of Crime” will be at the Ingleside Branch to introduce her newest novel All My Worldly Goods during our Open House. Everyone welcome; refreshments will be served. Annual Halloween Party, Saturday October 28, 10:00am Scary stories, frightening crafts, and fun for all. Costumes required. For ages 5 years and up. Space is limited - registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ingleside Library.

Children’s Art Classes, Thursdays, November 2-23, 4:00pm Local artist Anne Wylemans will be teaching art classes for children ages 9 years and up. Please register at the branch as space is limited. A small fee for supplies will be charged. Christmas Craft, Saturday November 25, 10:00am Make an ornament for your tree and home, and help us decorate the branch Christmas tree with the Friends of the Ingleside Library. For children ages 6 and up. Space is limited; please register at the branch. Christmas Storytime, Wednesday December 20, 10:30am Join us for a merry morning of Christmas stories, activities, and a craft. For preschool aged children with a caregiver.

Patron Tales — Swedish Weaving Group (Ingleside) By Christine Savage

Swedish weaving was almost a lost art! This type of embroidery is also known as “Huck Embroidery”, named for the fabric it was stitched on. It is a process of working a pattern on top of the fabric - the thread never appears at the back. It can be worked on a variety of materials such as huck toweling, monk’s cloth, waffle, and/or aida cloth with wool or pearl cotton thread. You start in the centre of the material and work to the side in abstract geometrical patterns under and over the weave in the material. Three years ago at the Ingleside Branch of the SD&G County Library, we had a woman come to teach a group of five ladies this wonderful hobby. Now there are between 12-18 ladies that meet at the branch on Tuesday afternoons to share ideas, weave, and enjoy a lot of laughs. There is always someone there to help beginners and answer any questions that people may have. We also have starter kits for those looking for where to begin. We hope, if you are interested in this hobby, you will come and see what we do on any Tuesday afternoon at the Ingleside Branch - we’d love to show you what we’re working on!


2017 By Donna McMillan, LSA, Lancaster Branch

SDG Reads has been a very successful initiative by Library staff, beginning in October 2015 with a visit from author Elizabeth Hay, followed by Frances Itani in October 2016. This year’s visit by the author of The Illegal, Lawrence Hill, is revving up to be another successful event! So, what has fostered the success of the SDG Reads program? I think the success begins with the audiences’ joy of reading and realizing the value of imagination. Libraries encourage the love of reading and allow a safe space in which reading can occur. Reading forces you to learn new words and open your mind to new thoughts and ideas. In my few years working at the Library, I have witnessed children and adults who have discovered reading to be an absolute pleasure. They have developed that drive to want to turn the page, to know what happens next, and to keep going to see how it all turns out. Through reading, you also learn that your world does not have to be like it is. Reading encourages the development of empathy when the reader moves away from their own self-absorbed world and begins to feel the experiences and emotions of others, such as Dory getting safely home in Finding Dory, or the survival of the refugee Keita in The Illegal. Through SDG Reads, we have come to value the non-virtual, powerful, ‘old-fashioned’, verbal interaction between the speaker/author and the audience/reader. As you have been reading the selected SDG Reads novels, have you ever wondered how the author’s life and experiences connect to their work? Author Frances Itani spoke last year about the “Home for the Deaf” she remembered from her past, learning sign language while writing her book to better understand how the deaf communicate, and how the characters from her first book would not rest in her imagination until she had completed their stories in Tell. What stories and experiences of life fueled Lawrence Hill’s creativity in The Illegal regarding the treatment of refugees or diagnosing diabetes? We can’t wait to find out. Reserve your copy of The Illegal by award-winning author, Lawrence Hill, and plan to attend the SDG Reads Author Event on Thursday, October 12th to experience the energizing interaction with other readers and book lovers.

Meet the Author Thursday October 12, 6:00pm North Stormont Place, Avonmore Limited seating - tickets available September 1st By Kelly DeJong, LSA, Avonmore Branch

SDG Reads - bringing our community together, one author at a time! It’s that time of year again; time for our third annual SDG Reads event! Each year, the Library hosts an author and creates one massive book club. It is so exciting to see how the program unfolds from the planning, unveiling, and lead up programs, to the final author visit. It really is a community effort to bring these authors to the Counties and create buzz around the book. The Library continues to host award-winning authors who have been delighted by the reception they received and the engaged participants who have taken the time to read the book. People come from all over the Counties to meet the author, visit with their friends, and enjoy an evening of literary discussion. Like the program in the past, this year will see many of the Library branches hosting activities that tie into the book. And ultimately, will lead participants to North Stormont Place in Avonmore for the final event, featuring author Lawrence Hill. As with all great book clubs, this one will be filled with wonderful food and drinks, lively conversation and new friendships. SDG Reads is not only an amazing evening spent with an award-winning author, it is a way to connect our different communities and form bonds with people who, like you, have read the book and want to share it with their friends. It is a special event that brings our communities together to share in something that they are passionate about. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Stormont Long Sault


Threads of Friendship, Thursdays, 1:00pm Come and discover the art of quilting, knitting, and crocheting while sharing your knowledge in an informal setting.

Boo! Thursday October 26, 10:30am Join us for some spooky tales, frightful songs and a creepy craft. This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver.

Games, Puzzles and Activities, Tuesdays, September to October, 3:30pm A drop-in event with materials provided for some good old –fashioned fun.

Pumpkin Day, Thursday October 26, 6:00pm This is a day to recognize a popular Autumn decoration and food that is used in a variety of recipes, competitions, and festivals. Come take part in some favourite pumpkin stories and activities.

LEGO Saturdays, Saturdays in September, 10:30am Come and show off your creativity! A drop-in program for patrons of all ages.

Children’s Day Jammies Storytime, Thursday November 23, 6:00pm Come in for a special storytime to celebrate the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day. Jammies and Teddy Bears optional.

Long Sault Book Club, Tuesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 10:00am Join us as we discuss bestsellers, classics, favourites and controversial reads followed by a delicious snack. Fall Storytime Series, Thursdays, September 14-October 19, 10:30am Stories, songs, crafts and so much more. This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver. Nintendo Switch Saturdays, Saturdays in October, 10:30am Drop-in and play on the Nintendo Switch. For patrons 6 and up. Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Wednesday October 18, 6:00pm Canada’s libraries make a difference in the lives of individuals and in our communities. Come in for a chat about the many services that you get with a Library card!

Computer Security Day, Thursday November 30, 6:00pm This is a day dedicated to keeping your online data safe and secure. Come spend some time with staff to learn about computer and Internet security vulnerabilities on your computer. Everyone welcome. Crafty Saturdays, Saturdays in December, 10:30am-12:00pm Simple take home crafts to celebrate the holiday season. Drop in program for crafters of all ages. Letter Writing Day, Thursday December 7, 3:30pm This special day gives everyone an opportunity to remember the wonders of the hand-written word. Come in to write a letter to a special person, perhaps to include in a Christmas card, or to mail to Santa with your special requests. Materials provided or bring your own. Santa’s mailbox available! Fa la la la la! Storytime, Thursday December 21, 10:30am Holiday stories, songs, crafts and some goodies! This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver.

Great Reads! Young Adult Thrillers Have Much to Offer Older Readers By Alison Rowley

Many older readers will greet my title with skepticism. The kinds of young adult books that make a big splash with wider audiences tend to be works set in dystopian future or feature young magicians. Young adult thrillers have not tended to cross over in this way, despite the fact that some of them are frankly, very, very good! To see what I mean, pick up Shelter by best-selling author Harlan Coben. Readers who have long delighted in Coben’s Myron Bolitar novels will find that Myron’s nephew Mickey is just as engaging a hero, and the surrounding cast - his friends Ema and Spoon - are as memorable as Win, Esmeralda and Big Cindy. Best of all, Shelter was followed by two more books: Seconds Away and Found. Mickey and company even found their way into Coben’s most recent title for adults, Home, and, given the twist at the end, it appears that we may see much more of Mickey in books to come. A second gripping trilogy, is the Crusher series by Niall Leonard. I recognized his name from some of his screen-writing work. Leonard has written for some of the best British crime dramas, including Silent Witness and Wire in the Blood. Crusher chronicles 17 year old Finn Maguire’s search for his father’s killer, a search that is made much more difficult because our hero is dyslexic. Finn’s reluctant engagement with the London criminal underworld continues in the novels Incinerator and Shredder. Finally, there is Barry Lyga’s simply outstanding trilogy, I Hunt Killers, Game, and Blood of my Blood. The premise of the story seems a bit of a stretch at first; Jasper Dent (Jazz) is the teenage son of one of the most successful serial killers (read more than 100 dead by his hand) in US history. When a dead body is discovered in his town, we see Jazz wanting to help the police, even if most of the local residents view him with fear and suspicion. It turns out Jazz has a special skill - he can see the world through the eyes of a serial killer, and thereby point out patterns and clues that others miss. But his childhood has also left Jazz with crippling fears that he is only one slip of the knife away from becoming the killer that this father wanted and trained him to be. Jazz’s struggles to come to terms with his family, and with himself, make these novels absorbing, rather than sensational. Readers who like tortured heroes, such Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole, will find that Jasper Dent also stays with them long after they turn the last page.

SD&G TEENS MakerSpaces for Teens

By Ceilie Servais, Summer MakerSpace Programmer

Totally Awesome Graphic Novels!

If you're a teen, you may not see the point in going to the Library anymore. Libraries are places full of books and dust. And while sure, maybe it was cool when you were a kid and things like homework didn't exist, the idea of hanging around books all evening now seems like an afterschool nightmare. What if I told you there was a lot more to the Library than you think? What if I told you that yes, it's still full of books, but now it's also full of robots, gaming consoles, and 3D printers? It's not the same County Library that you remember.

Star Wars. Darth Vader. Vol. 1, Vader

My Hero Academia. Vol. 1

The Legend of Zelda. 1, Twilight Princess

Mockingbird Vol. 1, I can explain

Wolverine. Old Man Logan.

Harley Quinn. Vol. 1, Die laughing

In the Library, we've introduced MakerSpaces. MakerSpaces are areas full of technology - like the robots I mentioned before - that are available to members of the public so that they can create, experiment, and learn something new. The word "learn" might have you yawning, but when you're using robotics kits like LEGO Mindstorms and Ozobots, you'll forget the fact that what you're doing is actually learning. That's what libraries are about now - especially at the SD&G County Library. Our branches still host more books than you could ever hope to read, but we also have MakerSpace kits like littleBits, Makey Makey and a green screen - all are free for you to use in branch. We also have 3D printers at three of our branches, but you can order prints at any branch through our 3D Printer Catalogue. At the Library, we still want you to read but we understand that after long days of school, there are other ways to absorb information too - that's where our MakerSpaces come in. Our MakerSpaces give you the chance to get in there and learn about subjects like coding, circuits, and robotics through hands on activities - all outside of the classroom and at your own pace. Even if you’re not a reader, the Library is still the place for you dig out that old Library card or sign up for a new one if you need to! I guarantee that there’s more to us than you might think. For more information on the Library as a MakerSpace, contact Library staff.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1

Dragonlance Legends: Time of the Twins

Scott Pilgrim. Vol. 1 Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

For a full listing of our Graphic Novel collection for teens, visit:

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Knotty Knitters, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm Stop in with your yarn crafts. All skill levels welcome. Friendly and experienced knitters/crocheters will be more than happy to help first timers and inexperienced knitters with their projects. Back to School Family Movie Matinee, Saturday September 16, 11:00am-1:00pm Visit us for popcorn and a movie that the whole family can enjoy! Recycled Reads, Thursday September 21, 6:00-8:00pm Make a Book Wreath! Bring an old book and re-purpose it into a gorgeous wreath. Space is limited and registration is required. A program for adults. Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Tuesday October 3, during open hours In celebration of Canadian Public Library Month, pop into the branch for a fun evening. Explore our services while enjoying a cup of tea and a light snack. Check out our 3D Printer and browse the catalogue. We're more than just books! Game Making Workshop, Thursday October 19, 6:00pm A beginner workshop for children ages 8-16. Get introduced to the world of coding using Scratch and start to build your own game the same day! Space is limited and registration is required. In partnership with Code Heroes.

Halloween Crafting for Kids, Saturday October 21, 10:30am-1:00pm Drop-in and make some spooktacular decorations. There might even be a ghost story or two! For children ages 3-12. November Card Nights, Thursdays in November, 6:00-8:00pm Beat the November Blues! The branch will be hosting Hand & Foot Canasta nights. Come in and learn how to play this fun and amazing four player card game. Perfect for adults and teens. Crafty Baskets, Thursday December 7, 6:00-8:00pm Attention adults! You’re invited to an adult craft evening that is sure to please. Host Janet Whittam will walk you through the steps in order to create a gorgeous basket out of recycled materials. Bring your own cereal box for this craft. Space is limited and registration is required. Children's Christmas Craft & Storytime, Saturday December 16, 10:30am Enjoy a Christmas-themed story followed by a craft that kids, big and small, will enjoy! Christmas Movie Night, Tuesday December 19, 6:00-8:00pm Celebrate the season with a family friendly Christmas movie. Enjoy popcorn, eggnog and perhaps a sugar cookie or two!



LEGO Club, Saturdays, starting September 9, 10:30am LEGO Club is back! Bring your friends and enjoy working on a weekly LEGO challenge! B is for Bulldozer Storytime, Wednesday September 13, 10:30am Stories, songs, crafts and so much more. This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver. Thanksgiving Craft, Saturday October 7, 10:30am Drop by the branch to create a Thanksgiving craft. A program for school aged children. Teen Read Week, October 8-14, during regular hours Use your imagination to create Book Spine Poetry. You will be rewarded for your creativity. D is for Ducky Storytime, Wednesday October 18, 10:30am Stories, songs, crafts and so much more. This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver. Canadian Public Library Month - Open House, Thursday October 19, 4:00pm We are having a "book holding" contest. How many books can you hold with the cover facing forward? There is a prize for the winner! Refreshments will be served.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday October 31, 6:00-7:00pm Join the hunt on Halloween night and get a treat! Winston Churchill Talk by Duncan Edmunds, Thursday November 2, 6:30pm Local historian Duncan Edmunds will be visiting the branch to talk all about Winston Churchill. Remembrance Day, November 4-11, during regular hours Add your comment to our large poppy "What Remembrance Day means to Me" to help us honour the men and women who fought for and protect our freedom. Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful Storytime, Wednesday November 29, 10:30am Stories, songs, crafts and so much more. This program is for preschool aged children with a caregiver. Christmas Cookie Swap, Thursday December 14, 6:00-7:00pm Come into the branch with your favourite cookies and we'll do a Christmas Cookie Swap! Christmas Craft, Saturday December 16, 10:30am-12:00pm Drop by the branch and create a Christmas craft.

Author Visit - Maggie Wheeler, Saturday October 21, 10:30am Local mystery writer will be visiting to share her newest novel in the “Farran Mackenzie Lost Villages Mysteries”. For each Maggie Wheeler book you read, enter a ballot to win a signed copy of her new book coming out this Fall!


Dundas Morrisburg Seaway Yarn Crafters, Tuesdays, 2:00pm A group to foster yarn crafts in the community and offer a place where fellow crafters can meet. All levels of skill are welcome. Adult* and Family Paint Night at the Library, Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm Register at the branch for these fun monthly events. Contact the branch to save your spot - limited space. For ages 6 and up. A small fee for materials will be charged. *Special selected adult nights! Mini MakerSpace, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 12, 4:00-6:00pm Come hangout at the branch, checkout our MakerSpace kits and other hands on activities. Use our computers for homework, or play on our XBOX ONE! Open for kids of all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver. Adult Information Sessions, last Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm Ever wonder how to make wine, preserve or create something beautiful? Interested in learning something new? The Library is where it’s at! We welcome new ideas and speakers, so please contact the branch for more information. These sessions will be free unless otherwise stated. Toddler Storytime, Thursdays in September & October, 10:30am Join Stacey for a fun filled morning to create, learn and play! A 30 minute interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. SDG Reads Paint Night, Wednesday October 4, 6:00pm Checkout our SDG Reads book, The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, and join us as we capture a unique scene on canvas. Contact the branch for more information. Limited space available.

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613-543-3384 Teen Read Week, October 8-14, during open hours Every teen book checked out during teen week, will earn you a chance to win a prize. Love teen books? Let’s chat about starting a book club! First meeting will be held on Tuesday October 10 at 7:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Canadian Public Library Month Open House, October 16-22, during open hours Stop by all week long to participate in the celebration! There will be fun for everyone including a “Recommend a Book Board” and create your own bookmark centre! Author Visit - Ginette Paquette Gadbois, Wednesday October 18, 6:30pm Our very own local author will be at the branch to discuss her novels and writing! Door prizes and special treats will be served. PA Day at the Library, Fridays, October 27 & November 24, 2:00pm Join us at the branch as we watch a fun family movie. Relax and enjoy a popcorn snack and water provided by the Library. Movies TBA. Remembrance Day Craft Morning, Saturday November 11, 10:00am-12:00pm Please join us at the branch for a special program remembering our fallen soldiers. Create a poppy button to wear and checkout a book, as we reflect and honour those who have fought for us. Special Christmas Family Paint Morning, Saturday December 2, 10:30am Create a beautiful masterpiece to decorate your home or give as a gift. Join local artist Melanie, as we escape to the world of creativity! Limited spaces available. Please contact the branch for more information. Christmas Movie Night, Tuesday December 19, 6:30pm Watch a special Christmas movie, snuggle in with hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. Bring your blankets and your P.J.’s! Fun for everyone!


Knit For Local Needs, Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00pm Join our Knitting Group and help us make a difference in the community. We’ll be knitting for local charities and work together to help those in need. New members and donations of wool are always welcome.

CyberSmart, Thursday September 21, 7:00pm Learn how to be safer online by improving your understanding of cybersecurity. Find out some basic tips to keep you and your devices safe. Everyone welcome.

Preschool Storytimes, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to a monthly storytime. Enjoy a story and play with our Early Literacy Kit.

Author Visit – Maggie Wheeler, Saturday October 7, 10:30am Local author, Maggie Wheeler, will be visiting to discuss her latest book in the “Farran Mackenzie Lost Villages Mysteries”. Learn about the author, her writing process and maybe even the future plans for her mystery series!

Movie Matinees, third Wednesday of every month, 2:00pm Enjoy a movie afternoon with friends! We’ll enjoy the following: September 20 - High Fidelity October 18 - Casino Royale November 15 - Chocolat

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Mountain Library Resource Centre.

Tech Training, last Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm Meet with our volunteer to get assistance with your email, downloading programs, working on spreadsheets, etc. To book an appointment, please contact the branch.

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Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Tuesday October 10, during open hours Visit us and learn about our services while seeing our 3D Printer in action! Browse our 3D Printing Catalogue and our various collections while enjoying a light snack. For every book checked out, a ballot will be given for the chance to win a free 3D Print!

LA RUBRIQUE FRANCOPHONE La Journée des Franco-Ontariens Par Madame Larocque

Avez-vous déjà acheté des vêtements vert et blanc pour une journée en septembre? Pour les Franco-Ontariens?! Et oui, le 25 septembre est la Journée des Franco-Ontariens et des FrancoOntariennes. Cette date fut aussi appelée la Journée du drapeau mais le 30 avril 2010, par une initiative de l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), le 25 septembre fut désignée comme la Journée des Franco-Ontariens officiellement par l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario. Oui, c’est passé à l’unanimité au gouvernement ontarien!!!!! Pourquoi cette date? Elle souligne la naissance du drapeau franco-ontarien qui eu lieu en 1975, à l’Université Laurentienne, à Sudbury. Monsieur Gaétan Gervais, professeur d'histoire à l'Université Laurentienne et Michel Dupuis, étudiant en sciences politiques de première année à la même université en sont les créateurs. Le vert représente l'été et le blanc, l'hiver de l'Ontario. La fleur du trille blanc à la droite est la fleur emblème officielle de la province de l'Ontario. La fleur de lys à la gauche est le rappel de l'appartenance au peuple Canadien français. Voilà pour l’histoire du drapeau! Maintenant, que fait-on cette journée? Et bien, comme chaque communauté qui compose l’Ontario à sa couleur, c’est la même chose pour les festivités! Certains sont une levée du drapeau ; d’autres ont une cérémonie officielle ; d’autre encore une fête…. enfin, ici, dans la région de Glengarry Nord, l'École secondaire catholique Le Relais rassemble différents organismes dont le Centre culturel, la Caisse de la Vallée, la Fraternité et plusieurs bénévoles pour faire vibrer la culture franco-ontarienne pour tous les jeunes francophones de la région : un tintamarre dans les rues d’Alexandria, la levée du drapeau au parc et les chansons officielles (“Notre place” et “Mon beau drapeau”), des jeux ludiques et un dîner. Un avantmidi pour célébrer notre culture!

Lectures Captivantes! (Great Reads) Le Sans-Papiers, par Lawrence Hill Critique de Livre par Sylvie Juteau, LSA, Succursale d’Alexandria

À la suite de l'immense succès d'Aminata (The Book of Negroes), Lawrence Hill nous émouvoit à nouveau avec Le Sans-Papiers. Il s'agit d'un récit poignant où il traite d'appartenance et d'exclusion ainsi qu'au sort des migrants démunis recherchant asile dans les pays choyés. Ce roman qui se déroule en 2018 dans deux pays fictifs: Libertude et le Zantoroland, raconte l'histoire de Keita Ali, un jeune marathonien clandestin qui lutte pour survivre dans un pays qui ne veut pas de lui. La mort subite de sa mère, et l'assassinat de son père l'entrainent dans une course pour la vie lorsque son nom s'ajoute à la longue liste d'exécutions du dictateur de Zantoroland. Keita se réfugie à Libertude, pays d'une richesse inouïe où des politiciens gardent le pouvoir en promettant l'exil forçé de tous les sans-papiers venus du Zantoroland. Reste sa soeur, tenue en otage, pour laquelle il tente à tout prix de gagner des courses pour payer la rençon... Keita cours et cours, pour elle et pour sa survie. Le Sans-Papiers nous plonge dans un marathon entrelacé d'amour, de destins et de courage se déroulant sur un circuit pavé de corruption et de division. Je ne suis pas habituellement avide de romans où la souffrance humaine domine, c'est donc avec un enthousiasme relatif que j'en ai entrepris la lecture. Ceci dit, je vous avoue avoir beaucoup aimé "Le sans-papiers". L'auteur a su tisser son récit d'un petit fil d'espoir faisant en sorte que mon expérience de lecture se soit couronnée d'un doux beaume au coeur.


Dundas Williamsburg Knitty Gritty Crafters, Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm  An evening of companionable knitting, crocheting and sewing. All levels of skill welcome.  LEGO and Family Games Night, Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm  Drop by the branch and let your imagination help to build a LEGO masterpiece or enjoy a board game with your friends and family.   Coffee Club & Book Talk, Saturdays, September 9, October 14, November 11 & December 9, 10:30am  Join us for coffee and a chat about books you’ve read or want to read. Topics of conversation may also include local history, recipes, services offered by the Library, basic computer questions and much more! AppleMania, Saturday September 23, 10:30am Stop by the branch for apple treats, bobbing for apples, and a colouring contest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Williamsburg Library.

Teen Read Week, October 8-14, during open hours This is the perfect time to drop by the branch to see what’s new in Teen Reads. Check out our Graphic Novel display, as well as our fiction shelves.

613-535-2185 Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Tuesday October 17, 4:00-8:00pm Join us to celebrate Public Library Month! Check out the displays of library material and ask for a demonstration of one of our new Mobile Internet HotSpots. Refreshments will be served.  Halloween Fun, Thursday October 26, 6:00-7:30pm  Choose a book from the Halloween display and make a decoration or mask to take home.  Recipe Exchange, Saturday November 18, 10:30am  Drop by and bring a copy of your favourite recipe to share with everyone. Cooking tips are always appreciated. Refreshments will be served.  JigSaw Puzzle Fun, Saturdays, September 2, October 7, November 4 & December 2, 10:30am Spend the morning putting a JigSaw puzzle together with your friends. Bring your own puzzle or use one of the Library’s. Children and adult puzzles are available. Tech Tutorials, by appointment Register for a one-on-one, 30 minute training session tailored to where you need help, including eReaders, tablets, the Library catalogue, and/or using our eResources. 



Monday Mornings, Mondays, 10:00am Join us for stories, songs and games. We have Dress-Up Kits, Music Kits and Literacy Kits available for you to play, learn and explore! Enjoy play-based learning in our beautiful children's section, make new friends, and check out our great children’s collection of books and DVD’s.

Children’s Movie Night, Wednesday October 25, 6:30pm In celebration of Canadian Public Library Month, we invite children and their parents/caregivers to join us for a Children’s Movie Night. Get set for a spooky Halloween movie. Costumes are optional, and popcorn and juice will be provided. Attendees will receive a ballot for the chance to win a prize!

Family Night, Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00pm Wednesday night is Family Night! Make use of our free WiFi and computers for homework help and resources, play some family board games or engage in some Minecraft in our Gaming Lounge. All family members welcome!

Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Thursday October 26, 4:00-8:00pm The celebration continues at our Open House! See all the new and exciting things happening at the Library, including our MakerSpace MiniMakers Program in action! Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!

MiniMakers, Thursdays, 4:00-7:00pm, a drop-in program Interested in getting creative? An exciting activity awaits you every week as we play, learn, and discover. Explore the world through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Attend 8 MiniMaker nights and earn a free 3D Print! Ages 6 and up. MiniMakers @ the DYC, Tuesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 6:00pm This special MiniMakers Club will be held at the Dundas Youth Centre. We’ll have fun with some hands-on activities and learn to make and create! Ages 9 and up. Snap a Selfie, October 9-14, during open hours Hey Teens! Drop in during Teen Read Week and snap a selfie while reading or gaming at the branch. Send us your photos for the chance to win a cool prize!

Game Making Workshop, Wednesday November 1, 6:00-7:30pm What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, websites, and games. Join us for this engaging program where participants will learn simple coding that can be used for creating their own computer games. Pre- registration is required. For 8-15 year olds. Please see branch staff for more details. In partnership with Code Heroes.

Christmas Cards for Seniors, Saturday December 2, 10:30am-12:30pm Children ages 4 and up are invited to make Christmas cards for residents at the Dundas Manor. Cards will be distributed to residents by Library staff. Don’t miss out on the chance to spread some holiday cheer!

Chapter Chat, Tuesdays, October 24, November 28 & December 19, 6:30pm Our adult Book Club is always looking for new members. Stop by the branch today and pick up your copy of our next read. For more information on the Club and how to join, contact branch staff.

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Glengarry Alexandria Art Series / Exposition d'art September - SD&G Library Staff / Employés des bibliothèques de SD&G. Meet & Greet, Saturday September 2, 11:00am October - Brenda Kennedy. Meet & Greet, Saturday October 7, 11:00am November - Christine (Tina) Whitman. Meet & Greet, Saturday November 4, 11:00am December - Students of GDHS & Elèves de l'école secondaire Le Relais. Meet & Greet, Saturday December 2, 11:00am Dutch Koffie Uurtje, last Wednesday of every month, 11:00am Practice your Dutch and bring your Dutch books to swap with others. Social time for everyone! CNIB-CELA Information Presentation, Saturday September 9, 11:00am CNIB is proud to be a community-based organization and our speaker will enlighten us about the array of services available to us. Joining the conversation, local resident Bob and his guide dog Gus, who will share with us about the reality of life when the light dims around you. Author Visit - Jane Tims, Tuesday September 12, 7:00pm Botanist, historian, writer and artist living in rural New Brunswick, Jane Tims, will read from her two latest books Within Easy Reach and Meniscus: Crossing the Churn. Join us to discover her poetic way of lacing together fiction and history. Everybody welcome! SDG Reads - Paint-a-Novel, Thursday September 14, 6:00pm A grand collective of pieces will be put together by participants who will create their own artwork based on their respective section of The Illegal book jacket. Material supplied, however a small fee will apply. Space is limited - contact the branch to register. Tea & Talk, The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, Thursday September 21, 6:00pm. Get together to enjoy tea and discuss this year's SDG Reads title! Our guest, Joanna Svendsen, will lead a discussion that will most certainly tie up any loose ends. Convivial and friendly - no running or sprinting on the agenda! An adult program. Registration required. Alexandria Book Club, Tuesdays, September 26, October 31 & November 28, 6:30pm. New members are always welcome! Author Visit - John & Jan Milnes, Thursday September 28, 6:00pm In honour of British Home Child Day, meet local authors, John and Jan Milnes, and let them shed light on the realities of these children. Everyone is welcome. Fire Department visit, Monday October 2, 5:00pm The real deal! Truck, gears and firemen at the branch just for you! Visite des pompiers de notre Service des incendies, le lundi 2 octobre, 17h00 Camion, équipement et pompiers seront à la bibliothèque!

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613-525-3241 Budgeting Series – Personal Finance, Youth, Tuesday October 3, 6:00pm / Adults, Tuesday October 10, 6:00pm / Seniors, Thursday October 19, 1:00pm Learn to use a budget as a tool to help achieve financial goals. Registration required and refreshments will be served. In partnership with EBO, Financial Education Centre. La budgétisation - Mes finances, mes choix - Des chiffres qui parlent : Jeunesse, Mardi 3 octobre, 16h00 / Adultes : Mardi 10 octobre, 16h00 / Retraités, Jeudi 19 octobre, 10h00. À la fin de ce module, les participants seront en mesure d'utiliser le budget comme outil pour la réalisation de leurs projets personnels. Inscription. Breuvage, muffins. Offerts par EBO, Centre d’éducation financière.

Teen Read Week Open House, Wednesday October 11, 6:00-8:00pm Stop by to see what we have to offer for TEENS! And provide us with suggestions on how we can make the branch more interesting for you! For 13-18 year olds. Game Making Workshop!, Monday October 16, 6:30pm Join us for a workshop designed to help empower youth through digital literacy training. Learn about game-making and start designing your own. For 8-15 year olds. In partnership with Code Heroes.

Trivia Pursuit for Baby Boomers! Thursday October 26, 6:00pm Up for a friendly challenge? Join us to discover not only that the Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomers Edition is fun to play, but it will also let you learn a little bit of history about the era. A program for seniors. Please register. Refreshments will be served. Canadian Public Library Month, October 15–21, during open hours Share your recommendations! A special area will be dedicated to our patrons to recommend reads and also choose one for themselves. Semaine des bibliothèques publiques de l'Ontario : 15 – 21 octobre Partagez vos recommandations! Cette semaine, un endroit sera dédié à nos clients afin que ceux-ci déposent les ouvrages qu'ils désirent recommander, et choisissent parmis ceux laissés par d'autres amateurs de lecture. Cards for Veterans, Saturday October 28 10:00am–2:00pm We will be ready with all that is needed so everyone can create a "Special Thank You" card for a Veteran. Cards will be delivered in time for Remembrance Day. Bilingue. Bienvenue à tous! LEGO Mindstorms, Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6:30–7:30pm Back by popular demand, the LEGO Mindstorms! Limited space registration required. Kids 8 to 12 years old. Tea & Trivia - Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple", Tuesday November 7, 6:00pm For all our patrons reminiscing over last summer's Downton Abbey program, we have decided to unfold the table cloth, shine the tea set, and prepare for another evening filled with laughter. Registration required. A program for seniors.

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Cairn View Book Club, third Thursday of the month, 6:30pm Come meet other book lovers for great reads, discussions and fun. Contact branch staff for more information or to reserve your copy. September - Ballroom by Anna Hope October - The Alice Network by Kate Quinn November - Piano Maker by Kurt Palka

Fire Prevention Week – Every Second Counts, October 8-14, during open hours Learn what to do and how to implement an escape plan for your home and family’s safety! Complete the Fire Prevention Week short quiz and enter your name to win a combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

LEGO Club, Saturdays, September-November, during open hours Come in to get inspired and build! Building with LEGO builds patience, concentration, organization and fine motor skills. Leave your creations to show off on display at the branch. And check out our selection of awesome LEGO books and movies.

Canadian Public Library Month Open House, Tuesday October 17, during open hours All ages are invited for a guided tour of electronic resources available through the Library website. Refreshments will be served. Participants may enter a PRIZE DRAW.

A Walk on the Wild Side, Tuesday September 12, 6:30pm Peggi Calder of Dunvegan will explore with patrons some of the common and not so common plants growing in our yards, fields and fence rows that can be used as food. This show-and-tell style talk can help add variety and nutrition to your diet, and recipes that bring new tastes to your table. Indigenous People - Their Culture and Legends, Saturday September 30, 10:30am Join Chris Craig, Senior Forestry Technician with South Nation Conservation to gain a better understanding of Indigenous People in Canada, their culture, spiritual beliefs, and legends. Library Tot Time, Wednesdays, October 4 & December 6, 10:30am Join us to share stories, songs, and activities that promote fun, literacy and learning with your tots. A program for preschoolers with their caregiver. Teen Read Week – Tweet n' Treat, October 8-14, during open hours For every book teens and tweens check out, get a "Guess How Many" ballot to WIN a Goody Jar! Make your own mini book and share a photo of you and your book for an extra guess! @sdglibrary on Twitter and #sdgcountylibrary on Instagram. Good Luck!

Offered in partnership with the South Glengarry Fire Services.

Haunted P.A. Day, Friday October 27, 1:00-4:00pm School age kids, come dressed in costume for a treat. Listen to a Spooky Story and stay for a Movie Matinee and interactive Haunted Mansion. Free goodies, popcorn and juice! Author Visit - Maggie Wheeler, Saturday October 28, 10:30am Join us in welcoming the Seaway Valley’s Queen of Crime and author of the regionally best-selling “Lost Villages” historical murder mysteries. Maggie Wheeler will do a reading and engage us in discussion about her series, plots and inspiration. Healing Technologies from Blue Star Studio, Saturday November 18, 11:30am-1:00pm Guest Kalaya L., Reiki Practitioner, will discuss new therapies available, BioCharge and BioWell. These therapies are nonintrusive energy scans using Tesla technology and computer software. A finger print sensor plate picks up the ‘glow’ from the human energy field. These images are referenced to the body meridians, revealing strengths and weaknesses. Printouts in PDF can be obtained through the branch printer. An adult program. Paint Night ‘Lights’, Wednesday December 13, 6:00-8:00pm Just in time for special gifting! Ages 8 and up, join Certified Fine Artist ,Tara, for step-by-step guided painting instruction to create a unique, illuminated painting on a small canvas. Minimal materials fee. Limited space - registration is required.



‘Tween Book Club, last Thursday of the month, 4:30pm This is a fun filled book club geared to readers between the ages of 9-12. Join us for book discussion, activities and a whole lot of fun! Please contact the branch for more information and to reserve your book. September - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer October - The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer November - The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson Adult Book Club, last Thursday of the month, 6:30pm A great opportunity to get together, meet new people and discuss books. New members are always welcome! For further information and to request your book of the month please contact the branch. September - The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findlay October - Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder November - The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

After School Maker Club, Tuesdays, September 12-December 12, 4:30pm Join us Tuesdays for an opportunity to create, learn, make new friends and have tons of fun! We are offering a variety of activities - crafts, board games, technology and so much more. Author Visit - Jan & John Milnes, Tuesday October 17, 6:00pm In celebration of Canadian Public Library Month, join us in welcoming local authors Jan & John Milnes to discuss their book Stepping Stones, a novel based on the stories of immigrant children to Canada, including the plight of the British Home Children. This promises to be a very interesting evening with light refreshments. All are welcome! Christmas Craft and Stories, Saturday December 16, 11:00am Come and join us as we get into the spirit of Christmas. We will be decorating Christmas cookies, reading Christmas stories and so much more. All ages are welcome!


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Book Hospital, Saturdays, September 2, October 7, November 4 & December 2, 10:30am Have a book that needs some repairs, a title that you just can’t find, or a family keepsake you want to protect and preserve? Join Robert Priddle the first Saturday of the month for a consultation on how to care and repair your beloved books. Meet the Makedo, Monday September 11, Thursday September 14 & Saturday September 16, during open hours Makedo is a super cool set of tools that can be used to build with cardboard. Come to the branch and be cardboard creative. All ages welcome! Stories from Williamstown and Nearby, Wednesday September 13, 10:30am Join us for refreshments and some refreshing humour, as local author Helen Sloan shares excerpts from her collection of personal stories, written for the “Write it Now” (memoir writing) program. A program for adults. Raisin River Reads, Wednesdays, September 27, October 25, November 29 & December 13, 10:30am This Book Club promises to be lively, entertaining, informative, and to provide many laughs. Contact the branch for title selections and more information. An adult program.

Canada 150 Sketches, October, during open hours View a collection of 150 (or more) images of Canadian artwork by local artists. Visitors will be invited to try out art materials and design their own creations to add to the display. Meet the Artists Open House, Thursday October 12, 5:00-7:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

LEGO Mindstorms, Monday October 2, Thursday October 5 & Saturdays, October 7 & 14, during open hours LEGO Mindstorms give you the power to create and command your own robotic LEGO creatures, vehicles, machines and inventions! Make your creations walk, talk, grab, think, shoot and do almost anything you can imagine! A program for all ages. Design a Button, November 13- 23, during open hours Try our button-maker and design your own buttons. All ages are welcome!

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